Netgear Orbi RBK50 support printer on the USB port for ready share printing. Unluckily, only few users are able to connect their hard drive to the Orbi to access their complete network.
Steps for connecting the Orbi to the Readyshare Network printing
The moment you connect the printer to the USB port of your router, it will start accessing from all the PCs connected to that network. You don’t need to connect it separately to each PC. Ready share printing offers you access to print any document from any PC irrespective of location in the house or office.
If you are away from your house and planning to go for a movie but suddenly got to know that you have no ticket in your pocket then there is nothing to get worried. You can print the ticket through the phone with the help of Ready Share printing. The only drawback of ReadyShare Printing is that you can access this from android devices only for the time being.
There are other utilities also available on the ReadyShare software that Orbi doesn’t support as of now. It includes file access, data storage and Media file sharing across the whole network. This permits you to take back of your data on same hard drive from all the computers. You can download the local content on your ReadyShare and start streaming on TV screen. There is an option to view saved pictures and movies on smart TV. You must be amazed to see these features unavailable on Orbi router when other routers from same company are compatible with ReadyShare functions completely.
How to use Netgear Orbi with an external drive?
It is not as easy to connect USB hard drive to the orbi as it sounds. The USB port is meant for ReadyShare Printing basically, this is the reason why it doesn’t detect the other devices immediately when plugged into it. Several people on the forum have reported the issue and try to bring this issue into the company knowledge.
Though other hard drives were easily connected but the pattern was bit confusing and moreover dependent on the version of software installed in it. When you plug the hard drive into the USB port, it most of the times doesn’t work but when you try it again and again, then it starts processing it as FAT32 formatted drive.
If you are still having any problem in connecting the devices to the Netgear Orbi RBK50 USB port, you can get assistance from the experts who are well experienced and will let you know the real problem more clearly. Go to Netgear Orbi setup page and get details of the setup from there.